A song for Earth Day

Every day should be earth day, but because so few of us are aware of how serious environmental damage and pollution is, we set aside a day to focus on our beautiful blue planet. Props to Senator Gaylord Nelson for being the principal founder of earth day.

Facts for Earth Day:

The US Consumes 1500 Plastic Water Bottles Every Second, a fact by Watershed

14 Billion tons of garbage is dumped into our ocean every year

Pollution is now the #1 cause of social unrest in China

In September 2012 New York City was named #1 in Travel and Leisure.com “America’s Dirtiest City

According to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, consumers in the United States use 100 billion plastic bags annually. However, fewer than 5 percent of plastic bags are recycled, which means they eventually end up in landfills, open spaces, or waterways.

Will we make the change of mind in time?

The song “Hurricane” was written the day after hurricane Sandy hit our neighborhood in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Though we live in an evacuation zone, because our building was built above ground we felt it was OK to stay. That night we watched 6 feet of water rise above the cars in the parking lot behind our building. There was a 12 foot surge a few blocks away and the neighborhood was without power for 3 weeks.

Dream Circle – Hurricane lyrics:

Do you feel the hurricane?
feels like the worlds’s gone insane
the undeniable change
here it comes the rain

will we ever change our ways?
will we ever change?

here she comes the future shock
oceans rise above the mountain tops

here she comes again the future shock
oceans rise above the mountain tops

i see multiple ripples in a pond
that go on and on and on and on

people come together
people come together

Do you feel the hurricane?
feels like the worlds’s gone insane
the undeniable change
here it comes the rain

will we ever change?
will we ever change?

will we make the change of mind
in time to raise up
open up the gateways
synchronize with nature

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Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

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